Christian Damböck

 

 

email:

christian.damboeck@univie.ac.at

telephone:  

+43-1-4277-41234 (office)
+43-664-1536229 (home)

postal adress:  

Institute Vienna Circle
University of Vienna
Spitalgasse 2 -4, Hof 1
1090 Vienna, Austria (office)

 

or 3073 Stössing 31, Austria (home)


I am privatdozent* at the Philosophical Institute (University of Vienna) and director* of the research project "Early Carnap in Context: Three Case Studies and the Diaries" (FWF proposal P27733). The project is expected to run from April 2015 until March 2018. It is located at the Institute Vienna Circle.

research interests

philosophy of science and the humanities in the 19th and 20th century in central Europe and the US; descriptive psychology; moral non-cognitivism; philosophy of logic; the philosophies of Wilhelm Dilthey, Hermann Cohen, Chaim H. Steinthal, Rudolf Carnap, Thomas Kuhn and Wolfgang Stegmüller.

events organized (past/present/future)

[7] A workshop on Carnap in Konstanz (co-organized with Brigitte Parakenings and Gereon Wolters), October 5-6, 2017
[6] A workshop on the art historian Franz Roh at the IVC (co-organized with Hans-Joachim Dahms, Karoly Kokai and Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau), October 2-3, 2017.
[5] Folk Psychology and Descriptive Psychology - in the Contexts of Historicism, Relativism and Naturalism. Workshop at the IVC, in cooperation with the ERC project The Emergence of Relativism. April 26-28, 2017.
[4] Logical Empiricism, Life Reform, and the German Youth Movement. Workshop at the IVC. June 13-15, 2016.
[3] Philosophy and Science in Hermann Cohen. Workshop at the IVC. November 24-26, 2014.
[2] Influences on the Aufbau. Workshop at the MCMP, LMU Munich. July 1-3, 2013. (here you can also find local copies of the program, abstracts, and practical information)
[1] Dilthey as a philosopher of science. Workshop at the IVC. June 3 and 4, 2013.
[0] Philosophy of Science Colloquium - Institute Vienna Circle. Discussion group and lecture series. Since 2004.

book

[1] Deutscher Empirismus. Studien zur Philosophie im deutschsprachigen Raum 1830-1930. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts Wiener Kreis, Dordrecht: Springer, 2016. [springer] [In order to receive a free copy of the ebook, please send me an email.]

articles

[15] 'Zur Rolle Kants in Cohens Frühwerk', forthcoming in: Proceedings of the 12th International Kant Congress, Vienna, 2018. [manuscript]
[14] 'Epistemische Ideale bei Dilthey und Cohen', in: Christian Damböck and Hans-Ulrich Lessing (eds.): Wilhelm Dilthey als Wissenschaftsphilosoph, 2016, 86-118. [ebook]
[13] 'Carnap’s Non-Cognitivism as an Alternative to Both Value-Absolutism and Value-Relativism', in: Proceedings of the International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg/Wechsel, 2015. [manuscript]
[12] '"Was vernünftig ist, ist eine Insel". Zu Dieter Adelmanns Dissertation über Hermann Cohen', in: Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte 66, 2014, 1-31. [article]
[11] 'Kuhn's Notion of Scientific Progress: "Reduction" Between Incommensurable Theories in a Rigid Structuralist Framework', in: Synthese 191, 2014, 2195-2213. [manuscript] [article]
[10] '"Caught in the Middle". Philosophy of Science between the Historical Turn and Formal Philosophy as Illustrated by the Program of "Kuhn Sneedified"', in: HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, 2014, 62-82. [manuscript] [article]
[9] 'Nachwort', in: Der Wiener Kreis. Ausgewählte Texte. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Christian Damböck, Stuttgart: Reclam, 2013, 227-244. [manuscript]
[8] 'Theory Structuralism in a Rigid Framework', Synthese 187, 693-713 (2012), DOI: 10.1007/s11229-011-0009-3. [manuscript] [article]
[7] 'Wilhelm Diltheys empirische Philosophie und der rezente Methodenstreit in der analytischen Philosophie', in: Grazer Philosophische Studien 85, 2012, 151-185. [local copy] [article]
[6] 'Rudolf Carnap and Wilhelm Dilthey: "German" Empiricism in the Aufbau', in: Richard Creath (ed.): Carnap and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism, Institute Vienna Circle Yearbook, 2012, 75-96. [local copy] [article]
[5] 'Induktive Logik bei Rudolf Carnap und bei Wolfgang Stegmüller', in: Friedlich Stadler (ed.): Vertreibung, Transformation und Rückkehr der Wissenschaftstheorie. Am Beispiel von Rudolf Carnap und Wolfgang Stegmüller. Wien, Berlin: Lit Verlag (2010), 371-392. [local copy]
[4] 'Wolfgang Stegmüller und die "kontinentale Tradition": zur Entstehung und Konzeption der "Hauptströmungen der Gegenwartsphilosophie"', in: Friedlich Stadler (ed.): Vertreibung, Transformation und Rückkehr der Wissenschaftstheorie. Am Beispiel von Rudolf Carnap und Wolfgang Stegmüller. Wien, Berlin: Lit Verlag (2010), 253-270. [local copy]

[3] 'Philosophical Logic in a Framework of Propositional Logic', in: Logique et Analyse 205 (2009), 21-37. [local copy]
[2] 'The philosophical (ir)relevance of Goedel's proof'. To appear in: Poster Volume of ,Horizons of Truth. Goedel Centenary 2006', Vienna. [pdf]
[1] 'Konkrete Geometrie. Eine modale Raum-Zeit-Theorie vor einem "finitistischen" Hintergrund', in: Proceedings of the 28th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg/Wechsel (2005).

editorial work

[5] Rudolf Carnap's diaries 1908-1935. Historical-critical edition, to appear in 2018 or 2019. [transcription of the diaries 1908-1935. See also the homepage of the edition project]
[4] Christian Damböck (ed.): Philosophy and Science in Hermann Cohen. Philosophie und Wissenschaft bei Hermann Cohen. Berlin: Springer Verlag, to appear in 2017.
[3] Christian Damböck (ed.): Influences on the Aufbau. Institute Vienne Circle Yearbook, Dordrecht: Springer, 2016. [springer] [In order to receive a free copy of the ebook, please send me an email.]
[2] Christian Damböck and Hans-Ulrich Lessing (eds.): Wilhelm Dilthey als Wissenschaftsphilosoph. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber [ebook].
[1] Der Wiener Kreis. Ausgewählte Texte. Herausgegeben und kommentiert von Christian Damböck, Stuttgart: Reclam, 2013. [amazon]

handbook entry

[1] 'Wolfgang Stegmüller', in: Neue Deutsche Biographie 25, 2013, 116-117. [local copy, NDB]

reviews

[1] Review to 'C. Wayne Mayhall: On Carnap', in: Friedrich Stadler (ed.): Induction and Deduction in the Sciences, Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 11, 2003, 338-339.

reviewing

History of Philosophy of Science
Synthese
Journal for General Philosophy of Science
European Journal for Philosophy of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Springer

Grants received

[4] FWF publication grant PUB 291 'Dilthey als Wissenschaftsphilosoph', € 16.000 (03.2015).
[3] FWF research grant P27733 'Early Carnap in Context: Three Case Studies and the Diaries' (04.2015-03.2018). € 345.000.
[2] Fellow-grant at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science. Spring term 2015. $ 6.000.
[1] FWF research grant P24615 ‘Wilhelm Dilthey and Rudolf Carnap. A Historical and Systematic Study’ (04.2012-03.2015). € 222.642.

book manuscripts (who most probably will never appear in print)

[3] Formale Rahmenwerke. My lecture notes on non-classical logic.
[2] Semantische Strategien. Philosophische Logik vor dem Hintergrund von Endlichkeit und Starrheit. My PhD thesis from 2005.
[1] Bedeutungstheorie. My master thesis from 1998.

invited talks

[15] São Paulo (Pontifical Catholic University PUC, Department of Philosophy), Workshop 7° Encontro de Estudos das Origens da Filosofia Contemporânea (The Origins of Contemporary Philosophy), September 26-30 2016. "Dilthey, Ebbinghaus, Windelband and the Decline of Descriptive Psychology Around 1895". (slides)
[14] Berlin, Brandenburg Academy of Science, Workshop Philosophische Selbstzeugnisse im Wiener Kreis, April 28-29, 2016. "Carnaps Tagebücher (1908-1935) und ihr Wert als philosophische Selbstzeugnisse". (slides)
[13] Vienna, Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Workshop Das Kulturelle Umfeld des Wiener Kreises, April 14-15, 2016. "Franz Roh. Nachgelassene Texte zum Neopositivismus 1927-1945". (slides, handout)
[12] Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Science, Workshop Sociological Overtones of Logical Empiricism, April 11-12, 2016. "Carnap, Reichenbach, Freyer. The Social Adaptiveness of Ethics, in the Context of Logical Empiricism and the German Youth Movement. (slides, handout)
[11] University of Helsinky, workshop on naturalism, December 10-11, 2015. "Carnap's Notion of Analyticity and the Two Wings of Analytic Philosophy". (slides, handout)
[10] University of Zurich, workshop on the Vienna Circle, December 2-3, 2015. "Carnap's Notion of Analyticity and the Two Wings of Analytic Philosophy". (slides, handout)
[9] University of Bucarest, November 24, 2015. "Carnap's Notion of Analyticity and the Two Wings of Analytic Philosophy". (slides)
[8] Ringvorlesung Der Wiener Kreis. Politische und Philosophische Dimensionen: "Politische Gesichtspunkte im ethischen Non-Kognitivismus von Rudolf Carnap und Hans Reichenbach". November 6, 2015, 9:45 a.m., NIG, HS 3D. (slides)
[7] Habilitationskolloquium, Philosophical Institute, University of Vienna, October 30, 2015, 10:30 a.m. (NIG, HS 2G). (paper, slides)
[6] Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Lunchtime Colloquium: "Rudolf Carnap and the Dilthey School: Humanities in the Aufbau". (slides)
[5] Universität Tübingen, Forum Scientiarium 06.2013: "Epistemische Ideale bei Dilthey und Cohen". (slides, handout)
[4] University of Konstanz, Philosophical Institute, Workshop with Jeffrey A. Barrett 04.2012: "Kuhn formalized". (slides)
[3] Politics and Contexts of Science Studies during the Cold War and Beyond, Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald 03.2012: '"Caught in the Middle". Philosophy of Science between the Historical Turn and Formal Philosophy as Illustrated by the Program of "Kuhn Sneedified"'. (slides)
[2] Universität Tübingen, Forum Scientiarium 01.2011: 'Wilhelm Diltheys empirische Philosophie und der rezente Methodenstreit in der analytischen Philosophie' (slides, handout).
[1] Universität Tübingen, Forum Scientiarium 01.2008: 'Wie viel Hegel verträgt die analytische Philosophie' (slides).

presentations

[34] HOPOS, Minneapolis, 2016, Presentation "Carnap, Reichenbach, Freyer. The Social Adaptiveness of Values, in the Context of Logical Empiricism and the German Youth Movement". (slides)
[33] Logical Empiricism, Life Reform, and the German Youth Movement, Vienna, 2016, Presentation (together with Roman Jordan and Lois M. Rendl) "Rudolf Carnaps Tagebücher (1908-1935)". (slides)
[32] Logical Empiricism, Life Reform, and the German Youth Movement, Vienna, 2016, Presentation "Carnap, Freyer, Reichenbach. Nonkognitivistische Ethik und Politik im Geist der Jugendbewegung". (slides)
[31] 12. Internationaler Kant-Kongress, Vienna, 2015, Presentation "On the Role of Kant in Cohen's Early Work". (slides)
[30] Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, 2015, Presentation "Carnap’s non-cognitivism as an alternative to both value-absolutism and value-relativism". (slides)
[29] CLMPS, Helsinki, 2015, Presentation "Franz Roh as the missing link between Rudolf Carnap and Otto Neurath". (slides, handout)
[28] Philosophie und Wissenschaft bei Hermann Cohen, Vienna, 2014, Presentation "Hermann Cohen, Otto Neurath und Rudolf Carnap als deutsche Empiristen". (slides)
[27] HOPOS, Ghent, 2014, Presentation "Carnap’s route to the Aufbau: An examination of newly available archival sources". (slides)
[26] Karl Bühlers Krise der Psychologie (1927), Vienna 2014, Presentation "Bühlers Bezüge auf Dilthey und andere Wissenschaftler aus dem Umfeld der Dilthey-Schule". (slides, handout)
[25] Influences on the Aufbau, Munich 2013, Presentation "The Notion of Objectivity in 19th Century German Philosophy and its Role for the Aufbau". (slides, handout)
[24] Dilthey as a Philosopher of Science, Vienna 2013, Presentation "Epistemische Ideale bei Dilthey und Cohen". (slides, handout)
[23] The Making of the Humanities III, Rome 2012, Presentation "Wilhelm Dilthey and Rudolf Carnap on the Foundation of the Humanities". (slides)
[22] HOPOS, Halifax 2012, Presentation "Critical remarks on neo-Kantian interpretations of Carnap and Kuhn". (slides)
[21] The Progress of Science, Tilburg 2012, Presentation "Kuhn's Notion of Scientific Progress". (slides)
[20] Perspectives on Structuralism Munich 2012, Presentation "Reduction Between Incommensurable Theories in a Rigid Structuralist Framework". (slides)
[19] Philosophy of Science in Europe - European Philosophy of Science Vienna 2011, Presentation "'Caught in the Middle'. Philosophy of Science between Science Studies and Formal Philosophy as Illustrated by the Sneed-Stegmüller Formalism". (slides)
[18] CLMPS Nancy 2011, Presentation "Thomas Kuhn and the Structuralist View of Scientific Theories. The Formal and the Historical Perspective of Theory Change". (paper)
[17] Institute Vienna Circle. Workshop "Theorienstrukturalismus - Eine kritische Neubewertung", 05.2011: "Theory Structuralism in a Rigid Framework". (slides)
[16] Workshop 'Wissenschaft und Praxis. Zur Wissenschaftsphilosophie in Frankreich und Österreich in der ersten Hälfte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts'. Institut français, Palais Clam-Gallas, Wien, 4. und 5. Oktober 2010. Presentation: 'Eine (weitere) Teilung der Wege: Spuren von Wilhelm Diltheys "Lebensphilosophie" im Frühwerk von Rudolf Carnap und Martin Heidegger'.
[15] Carnap and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism, Vienna 06.2010: Presentation 'Relativism and Non-Reductionism in the Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap and Wilhelm Dilthey'. (slides)
[14] HOPOS, Budapest 06.2010: Presentation 'Thomas Kuhn's Concept of Incommensurability and the Stegmüller/Sneed Program as a Formal Approach to that Concept'. (slides)
[13] IHPST/CIERA Workshop 'Le problème psychophysique', Paris 10.2008: 'To Save the Phenomena. Carnap's "Aufbau" and Heidegger's "Sein und Zeit" - a Comparison'.
[12] HOPOS, Vancouver 06.2008: Presentation 'The Other Logic. The Historical Background for a "Paradigm Shift" in Logic' (slides).
[11] Workshop Formen des Konventionalismus 11.2007: 'Rudolf Carnap: Deduktion, Induktion, Konvention' (slides).
[10] UNILOG 07, Xi'an 08.2007: 'A Framework for Logics. Rigidity, Finitism and an encyclopedia of logics' (slides, abstract).
[9] CLMPS, Beijing 08.2007: affiliated meeting 'Moritz Schlick and Hong Qian', presentation: 'Hong Qian, Schlick, Vienna and Causality' (slides).
[8] CLMPS, Beijing 08.2007: 'Philosophical Logic should use Mathematics not Meta-Mathematics' (slides).
[7] ÖGP-Kongress, Graz 06.2007: 'Zwei Gründe für eine normative Wissenschaftstheorie' (slides).
[6] GAP Conference, Berlin 09.2006: participation in a Workshop on Rudolf Carnap.
[5] HOPOS, Paris 06.2006: Workshop 'On the Banishment and Return of the Philosophy of Science', organized by Friedrich Stadler. Presentation: 'Wolfgang Stegmüller's Conception of Synthetic A Priori Judgments in the Light of Carnap and Kripke' (slides).
[4] Horizons of Truth. Goedel Centenary 2006, Vienna. Poster-Presentation: 'The philosophical (ir)relevance of Goedel's proof'. [pdf]
[3] Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg (Austria) 08.2005: 'Konkrete Geometrie. Eine modale Raum-Zeit-Theorie vor einem "finitistischen" Hintergrund'. (slides)
[2] Logica 2004 Congress, Hejnice (Cz) 06.2004: 'Flat Semantics' (abstract).
[1] Karl Popper Centenary Congress, Vienna 06.2002: 'Bemerkungen zu Karl Poppers These von der Dispositionalität der Ähnlichkeit von Gegenständen'.

courses

[15] winter-term 2016-17: 'Vorlesung: Wissenschaftstheorie'.
[14] winter-term 2014-15: 'Vorlesung: Wissenschaftstheorie'.
[13] winter-term 2013-14: 'Seminar: Wissenschaftstheorie'.
[12] winter-term 2012-13: 'Vorlesung: Philosophische Logiken'.
[11] summer-term 2012: 'Lektüre-Proseminar: Philosophie und Logik. Rudolf Carnap: Der Logische Aufbau der Welt'
[10] winter-term 2011-12: 'Vorlesung: Modallogik und Philosophische Logiken' (gemeinsam mit Prof. Ramharter)
[9] summer-term 2011: 'Vorlesung: Philosophische Logiken'.
[8] winter-term 2010-11: 'Lektüre-Proseminar: Ausgewählte Texte zur Philosophie des Wiener Kreises'.
[7] summer-term 2010: 'Lektüre-Proseminar: Logik und Philosophie. Klassische Texte der analytischen Philosophie'.
[6] winter-term 2009-10: 'Vorlesung: Philosophische Logik'.
[5] summer-term 2009: 'Seminar: Logik und klassische philosophische Texte'.
[4] winter-term 2008-09: 'Seminar: Hegel und die analytische Philosophie'.
[3] summer-term 2008: 'Übung: Logik - Übungen und klassische Texte'.
[2] winter-term 2007-08: 'Vorlesung: "Normative" Wissenschaftstheorie vom Wiener Kreis bis zur Stegmüller-Schule'.
[1] winter-term 2006-07: 'Proseminar: Philosophische Gesichtspunkte der Logik'.

cv

[9] 12.2015: Habilitation (in philosophy) at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education, University of Vienna.
[8] 04.2015-03.2018: Research project 'Early Carnap in Context. Three Case Studies and the Diaries', FWF research grant P27733 (located at the IVC).
[7] 01.2015-04.2015: Visiting Fellow at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science.
[6] 04.2012-03.2015: Research project 'Wilhelm Dilthey and Rudolf Carnap. A Historical and Systematic Study', FWF research grant P24615 (located at the Institute Vienna Circle).
[5] Since 2006: external lecturer at the Philosophical Institute, University of Vienna. Taught courses on logic, philosophy of science, analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of the Vienna Circle.
[4] Since 2004: Co-organizer of the weakly discussion group 'Wissenschaftsphilosophisches Kolloquium', at the Institute Vienna Circle .
[3] From 09.2002 to 09.2011: project worker in several research projects, all funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), directed by Friedrich Stadler, and located at the Institute Vienna Circle. These projects are: (1) the 'Moritz Schlick Edition Project' (P15509 2002-2005, P18596 2006-2009); (2) the 'Carnap Stegmüller Project', (P18066 04.2005-09.2009); (3) "History of Science and/or Philosophy of Science?" (P21750 08.2009-09.2011).
[2] Between 1999 and 2002: work as a free-lancer (full-time) in adult education (mathematics, computer science).
[1] Studied Philosophy in Vienna with added focuses on mathematics and history. MA 1998, master thesis: 'Bedeutungstheorie' ('new theory of reference', Kripke, Putnam). PhD 10.2005, dissertation 'Semantische Strategien. Philosophische Logik vor dem Hintergrund von Endlichkeit und Starrheit', supervised by Erhard Oeser and Sy David Friedman, both University of Vienna.

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